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      10-04-2020, 03:19 PM   #265
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Like a lot of guys on here, I am just glad we got a new supra, even tho its really a BMW, and I really give huge credit to Nissan. Considering what is going on in the world and what they are going through as a company, the fact we ever are getting a new, or somewhat new, Z is reasons to celebrate regardless.
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      10-08-2020, 11:30 PM   #266
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      10-13-2020, 12:51 PM   #267
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Nissan Z Proto Will Reach Production Pretty Much Unchanged, Says Nissan Executive

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The last thing most people would want to do on a cold and rainy October morning is to rise early and attend a car meet. Those who weathered the drizzle on Sunday's Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore Morning Cruise in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, however, were rewarded not only with a glimpse of Nissan's concept for the next-generation Z sports car, the Z Proto, but a visit by Nissan executives who surprised the crowd by announcing the Z Proto will reach production almost unchanged.

"It will come out in this form," declared Nissan's Chief Product Specialist, Hiroshi Tamura, as transcribed by Best Car. Tamura reportedly added that in keeping with the Z's affordable roots, the next Z will be sold at a "buyable price [sic]."

When contacted to have the executives' statements corroborated, a Nissan spokesperson contrasted their higher-ups, stating "it's too hasty to say the design is settled at this point."

Nissan's executives and PR folks, however, have been of two minds on the Z for years. Back in January 2018, a product planning lead confirmed the Z was in the oven, only for PR to be less committed. Later that same year, when Nissan's global design head Alfonso Albaisa spoke about working on the Z, company mouthpieces again wouldn't acknowledge such a car was in development.

Given that none of the above were originally confirmed bits, we can put little stock behind the comments (or lack thereof), but it's safe to say that the future looks bright if the design, in fact, remains the same as in the Proto.

The 400Z, as some speculatively call it, will apparently bookend Nissan's "A-to-Z" brand revival, which is expected to proceed alphabetically—the Ariya up front, the Z bringing up the rear. That will apparently mean launch as far out as 2023, by which time we hopefully won't be second-guessing the Z Proto's gaping grille.
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      10-13-2020, 04:24 PM   #268
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Yeah I’d expect some small changes, just like the 350z concept that was released before the actual car. Most people won’t be able to spot the differences. But notably, the production car did get a slightly smaller and less square grille.

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      10-13-2020, 04:38 PM   #269
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Yeah I’d expect some small changes, just like the 350z concept that was released before the actual car. Most people won’t be able to spot the differences. But notably, the production car did get a slightly smaller and less square grille.
We can only hope, brother!
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      10-14-2020, 05:18 PM   #270
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Nissan Z Proto at the Morning Cruise event in Tokyo

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https://www.400zclub.com/forum/threa...-in-tokyo.126/

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      10-14-2020, 05:25 PM   #271
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As a big Z car fan, I'm really curious to see. I remember first seeing the proto a few weeks ago, and read the car would be released next year.

Now I've read stuff that says it may not be until 2023.
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      10-17-2020, 12:38 PM   #272
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https://www.400zclub.com/forum/threa...ge-2#post-3091

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■ Estimated price of the new Fairlady Z
● Base grade (304ps) /4.5 million yen
● Version S (304ps) / 5 million yen
● Version T (304ps) / 5 million yen
● Version ST (405ps) / 6 million yen
● NISMO (405) ~ 450ps) / 7 million yen
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      10-19-2020, 04:21 PM   #273
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If you check the link on the page, it sends you to something about minivans. I even tried typing in the URL so it matched the link, nothing about the Z.
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      10-19-2020, 05:56 PM   #274
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If you check the link on the page, it sends you to something about minivans. I even tried typing in the URL so it matched the link, nothing about the Z.
It works for me.
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      10-28-2020, 04:26 PM   #275
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Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida Drives the Z Proto For The First Time

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The New Nissan Z Proto at Forsberg Racing with Larry Chen!

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      10-29-2020, 09:36 PM   #277
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      10-31-2020, 03:54 PM   #278
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More pics below. I'm wondering if Nissan will have some kind of outdoor event so people can see if in person.

https://www.400zclub.com/forum/threa...ican-soil.132/




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      10-31-2020, 04:39 PM   #279
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Awful color, but I do like the car! Can't wait to see it in person.
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      10-31-2020, 04:52 PM   #280
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I kinda like the color
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      11-01-2020, 11:48 AM   #281
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Nissan Z Proto Design Story

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      11-01-2020, 01:33 PM   #282
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Hope the chassis is good. Do we have weight est?
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      11-01-2020, 03:19 PM   #283
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Hope the chassis is good. Do we have weight est?
Supposedly it's the 370z chassis under the new sheet metal. Probably more or less the same weight as the current model.
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My god, still the same key too!
The seat looks an awful lot like the ones off a 370
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the intersection of the hood line, front fenders, door and a-pillar is a disaster. Who is responsible for that? They should be fired.
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